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Bean Salad

28 May


Speaking of main dish salads… here comes another one.


A simple bean salad, with garlic, rosemary, parsley, sundried tomatoes, pine nuts, and parmesan. Kind of mediterranean, no? In any case, tasty. I used canned beans (this was kind of a last minute dinner); if you don’t like those, use dried ones. Soak them in water over night, and cook them the next day. Here we go:

serves 3-4

2 small cans white beans, e.g. fava beans (I forget the net weight; I’d say approx. 1 1/2 pounds, when drained)

big handful of sundried tomatoes
4 tbsps. white balsamico vinegar
6 tbsps. olive oil
1 big garlic clove, minced
1 tsp. dried rosemary, ground
salt, pepper to taste
2 big handfuls of parsley leaves, chopped

4 tbsps. pine nuts

4 tbsps. parmesan cheese, freshly grated


Drain the beans in a sieve.

Cut the tomatoes into strips, put into a small bowl, and cover with warm water for about 10 mins. Take out and drain.

Combine vinegar, oil, garlic, rosemary, parsley, and tomatoes; season with salt and pepper.

Roast the pine nuts in a hot pan until they turn light brown, and add to the dressing.

In a large bowl, combine beans and dressing. Finally, sprinkle with parmesan. Serve with bread. Enjoy!


Easy, right? But so good… Naturally, this salad only gets better if you let it ‘marinate’ for a while.

Other than main dish salads, this is what my diet mainly consists of these days:


Watermelon with fresh mint leaves. I cannot get enough of that.

xoxo, F.